Attention & Education

Stephanie Brace, MA, LMFT

by rene marquez • January 8, 2019
Stephanie Brace, M.A., LMFT Life throws challenges at all of us – sometimes small ones and sometimes overwhelming ones. It can help to manage challenges with the support of others. Therapy can be such a place. We all have our own unique strengths, although sometimes we are not able to recognize them without help. I… Read More »

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3 Major Ways to Tackle Stress in Your Life

by Amy Pierce • December 21, 2018

Everyone agrees: Stress is terrible. It’s the thing that keeps you awake at night and unable to enjoy your day. Sometimes stress helps us prioritize the things that need doing now, but more often than not, it’s a terrible feeling that sucks the life out of you. At its worst, stress can increase your chances of… Read More »

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7 Ways You Can Improve Your Concentration

by Amy Pierce • December 21, 2018

BY SIDANDREW881 Concentration and memory are the two key focus points for every individual. When you are concentrated, your memory automatically improves as you are able to retain the information for a longer period of time. Having a sharp memory and good concentration power is useful to people of all ages and all professional domains, whether… Read More »

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Rules Of The Road For Succeeding In College With A Mood Disorder

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Sharon Carnahan, Ph.D.   You’ve done it! High school is over and it’s time for college. Everyone is just so proud… and you’re alternating between wildly optimistic and sure of certain failure. As a person with a diagnosed mood disorder, you just barely survived high school—and that’s no exaggeration. Maybe you’ve accumulated a list of experiences that… Read More »

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Strategies For Living And Working Well With ADHD

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Alexis Anderson   More than three-fourths of adults who had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children, still experience symptoms—and no matter the setting, it’s a challenge every day. Starting from childhood, it’s critical for school counselors to use evidence-based interventions to help students with ADHD stay organized and manage their time. And those skills can translate into… Read More »

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The Pathway To Peace Of Mind

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Larry Shushansky, LICSW   To create the roadways of a city, it takes years of planning, developing and building. It’s a never-ending process as new ideas are constantly suggested on how to make everything more efficient and in tune with changing needs. Peace of mind is developed the same way. In the 1900’s, scientists… Read More »

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Self-Help Techniques For Coping With Mental Illness

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

By Emmie Pombo   Living with mental illness is not easy. It’s a consistent problem without a clear solution. While treatments like medication and psychotherapy are incredibly helpful, sometimes people experiencing mental health conditions need to do more day-in and day-out to feel good or even just okay. Some common self-help suggestions people receive are to exercise,… Read More »

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When Parents Read to Kids, Everyone Wins

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

from Psychology Today It’s no surprise that when parents read to their kids, it helps them succeed in school. Three separate systematic reviews of what educators call dialogic reading—essentially engaging in a conversation with young children as you read to them—found positive effects including improved language skills, literacy, and school readiness. Now a new body of research is… Read More »

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How to Control Your Emotions When They Are Out of Control

by Amy Pierce • December 19, 2018

from Psychology Today We’ve all been there: We’re freaking out about something that just happened to us — what someone did to us, said to us, or didn’t do for us. And we’re pissed or terrified, or defeated — our emotions have become overpowering. What do we do now to get our emotions under control when they’ve already… Read More »

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How To Reduce Screen Time In The Digital Age

by Amy Pierce • December 14, 2018

By Nina Schroder, MSW, LCSW Smartphones have transformed modern life in more ways than anyone could have imagined. They enable 24/7 access to infinite information and tools that help us stay organized, track our fitness, express ourselves and be entertained. However, easy access to these digital devices and their habit-forming qualities has led to high screen time for… Read More »